Epilepsy Device Market Research Report—Global Forecast till 2027

Epilepsy Device Market: Information by Product Type (Conventional Devices, Wearable Devices, Implantable Devices, Diet), by Technology (Vagus Nerve Stimulation, Deep Brain Stimulation, Accelerometery, Responsive Neurostimulation), by Seizure Detection and Prediction Devices (Electroencephalogram, Intracranial EEG, Surface Electromyography, Electrocardiography, Video Detection Systems, Electrodermal Activity, Implanted Advisory Systems),by End User (Hospitals and Clinics, Neurology Centers, Home Care Settings), and by Region (Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa)—Forecast till 2027

ID: MRFR/HC/8947-CR | November 2021 | Region: Global | 169 pages

Epilepsy Device Market Forecast

The global epilepsy device market is expected to cross USD 2,648.73 million by 2027 at a CAGR of 9.02%.

Market Overview:

Epilepsy device is an electronic device which can identify seizure in epilepsy condition. The demand for epilepsy devices is rising as compared to previous year across the globe. The increasing neurological disorders is acting as a major driver in the global epilepsy device market. However, lack of public awareness and availability of epilepsy devices in developing nations hinder the growth of the global epilepsy device market during the forecast period. Strategic alliance such as merger and acquisition to expand the existing product portfolio by market key players are expected to create an opportunity in the global epilepsy device market.

COVID-19 Analysis:

The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted several markets across the world, and it has also impacted the demand for epilepsy devices. Several studies showed that 8–35% of patients were experiencing increased seizures, which increased the demand for epilepsy devices. However, governments across the globe have imposed restrictions such as lockdowns, which have hampered the market demand. Several government organizations had paused elective EEG diagnosis procedures. For instance, the Italian Society of Neurophysiology, the Italian League Against Epilepsy, the Italian Association of Neurophysiology, and the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology had passed such regulations. The diagnosis of diseases has been hampered due to the government restrictions as well as due to fear amongst patients in contracting the virus. According to Wayne State University, in January 2021, there was a 90% decline in EEG procedures in a survey of 212 pediatric neurologists in 49 countries. However, as the restriction are being relaxed across the globe, the demand for epilepsy devices have increased again and the overall; Covid-19 impact seems to be of short term.

Market Dynamics:

Market Drivers

  • Growing prevalence of epilepsy amongst geriatric population

Studies have shown that older adults are at more risk of suffering from epilepsy. According to National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, US, older people are at a higher risk of epilepsy as side effects of neurological disorders such as stroke and Alzheimer’s, increased risk of head injuries due to falls, and brain tumors. In another report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), US, in August 2020, about 3 million people have epilepsy in the US; out of them, 1 million people are aged 55 years and older. Therefore, the growing prevalence of epilepsy in older people is driving the market growth.

  • Increasing cases of brain injuries due to road accidents

Market Restraints

  • Lack of public awareness and availability of epilepsy devices in developing nations

Epilepsy is a chronic disease that affects the brain and can happen to people of any age. It affects over 50 million people worldwide, according to WHO in June 2019. They further stated that almost 80% of people affected by epilepsy belong to low- and middle-income countries. Around three-quarters of the epilepsy patients living in such counties do not receive the required diagnosis monitoring and treatment for epilepsy. Unfortunately, many of these low- and middle-income countries do not have access to proper healthcare infrastructure and hence, do not have access to epilepsy devices which is hampering the growth of the market as a high proportion of the people who could have been potential end users are not able to access the market.

Market Opportunities

  • Emerging markets for epilepsy devices

Emerging markets such as Asia-Pacific are expected to drive the market in the future. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), over 80% of people with epilepsy reside in low- and middle-income countries as of June 2019. Furthermore, according to the Royal Melbourne Hospital in Australia, around 23 million individuals in Asia have epilepsy, which accounts for almost half of the world's epilepsy prevalence.

Global Epilepsy Device Market Share (%), by Product Type, 2020
Global Epilepsy Device Market Share by Product Type 2020
Source: MRFR Analysis

Value Chain Analysis/Technology Analysis/Regulatory Implications

The global epilepsy devices market is growing steadily and is expected to continue growing at the same rate in the near future. This is due to the growing contribution of existing players to make the product available to the public and the rising prevalence of epilepsy disorder. The supply chain analysis for the epilepsy devices market comprises five major components: the research and product development followed by manufacturing of the products, distribution, sales, and post-sales services.

Segment Overview

The global epilepsy device market has been divided based on product type, technology, seizure detection and prediction devices, and distribution channel.

By Product Type

  • Conventional Devices

Conventional devices refer to the electroencephalogram (EEG) devices used for continuous monitoring of the patients. According to WHO, proper etiology documentation and an abnormal EEG pattern are the most accurate predictions for seizure recurrence. Hence, there is a huge demand for EEG devices for monitoring epileptic patients.

  • Wearable Devices

The wearable devices segment has been further bifurcated into watches, bracelets, camera devices, mattress devices, anti-suffocation pillows, and others. Symptoms of seizures might differ from one person to the other. Even though there is no immediate way to stop a seizure, rapid advancements in wearable epileptic device technology have gained substantial popularity in recent years.

  • Implantable Devices

Majority of the patients are now treated with implantable devices. Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS), Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), and Responsive Neurostimulation (RNS) are three types of neuromodulation therapies approved by the FDA, which are achieved through the use of implantable epilepsy devices.

  • Diet

Dietary therapy is mostly done with conjuncture with seizure medications. A physician and dietitian prescribe and supervise the conventional ketogenic diet, a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet that can help manage seizures in certain patients.

By Technology

On the basis of technology, the market is divided into Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS), Responsive Neurostimulation (RNS), Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), and accelerometry.

  • Vagus Nerve Stimulation

Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) is an FDA-approved therapy for adults and children with refractory epilepsy or medication-resistant epilepsy. It is a neuromodulation method in which mild electrical pulses to send to the brain through the vagus nerve.

  • Deep Brain Stimulation

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is used when medicines become ineffective for the patient and are designed to modulate how the brain works with the help of electrical stimulations sent to the brain areas involved with epilepsy.

  • Accelerometery

Accelerometry is a technology which helps detect seizures which are related to abnormal movements and motor phenomenon. Accelerometers are used extensively on wearable epilepsy devices, which helps in the detection of seizures. There are also wireless accelerometry solutions that work as a viable alternative to conventional EEG for seizure detection as they provide the patient the freedom to move around.

  • Responsive Neurostimulation

Responsive Neurostimulation (RNS) is a ground-breaking surgical technique for treating       seizures that are resistant to medication. A neurostimulator is implanted beneath the scalp and within the skull, and is connected to two electrodes put on the brain's surface, inside the brain, or a combination of both.

By Seizure Detection and Prediction Devices

On the basis of seizure detection and prediction devices, the market is divided into electroencephalogram (EEG), intracranial EEG, surface electromyography (sEMG), electrodermal activity (EDA), electrocardiography (EKG), video detection systems, implanted advisory systems and others.

  • Electroencephalogram

Electroencephalogram is the most common method and an important technique for detecting epilepsy. The process is safe and painless and uses electrodes that are attached to the scalp. These electrodes detect the brain's electrical signals, and the EEG devices check whether the brain signal patterns are normal

  • Intracranial EEG

In Intracranial EEG, the surgeons place the electrodes inside the skull to record the brain activity. This is generally done only when epilepsy medication has failed, inconclusive data is received from scalp EEG, or different tests show conflicting results. This method also helps doctors pinpoint the part of the brain that is causing the seizures, and if possible, remove that brain tissue.

  • Surface Electromyography

Tonic-Clonic Seizures (TCS) are the most common type of seizures observed. There is also a higher risk of Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) from Bilateral (generalized) TCS. Surface Electromyography helps in the detection of TCS; sEMG can be used effectively to differentiate between TCS and convulsive nonepileptic seizures.

  • Electrocardiography

The electrical activity of the heart is recorded using electrocardiography. Electrodes are applied to the arms, legs, and chest to accomplish this. These electrodes pick up the electrical signals from the heart. An EKG only collects electrical signals and does not give out any electrical signals; hence it does not hurt the patient.

  • Video Detection Systems

Video detection systems generally work along with EEG monitoring VEM (Video EEG Monitoring) to concurrently capture a patient's behavior and electrical activity in the brain (EEG). It is done with specialized equipment that records EEG, video, and sound onto a computer for analysis.

  • Electrodermal Activity

Electrodermal activity (EDA) is an important marker for the detection of epilepsy. According to a report by Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan, in Nov 2019, there was a significant decrease in EDA levels in patients with epilepsy compared with healthy individuals. The Embrace seizure monitoring watch by Empatica (US) is one such device that monitors the EDA levels in epileptic patients along with other factors for detecting seizures.

  • Implanted Advisory Systems

Seizure prediction might be clinically valuable in epilepsy patients since it would boost safety and independence and allow for immediate treatment. With the help of implanted advisory systems, it is possible to predict seizures.

  • Others

External Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation (ETNS), High-Density EEG, Computerized tomography (CT) scan, Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and Positron emission tomography (PET) scans are some of the other epilepsy detection and prediction devices.

By End User

On the basis of end user, the market is divided into hospitals and clinics, neurology centers, home care settings, and others.

  • Hospitals and Clinics

Hospitals and clinics are expected to register significant growth during the forecast period due to the availability of epilepsy devices and patients' preference to visit hospitals & clinics. Moreover, the gradual rise in the number of government & private hospitals worldwide is driving the growth of this segment.

  • Neurology Centers

The diagnosis and monitoring for epilepsy require sophisticated and advanced devices and expertise to correctly interpret the results to provide appropriate care. Medical expertise and advanced instruments such as EEG, MRI, and SPECT machines under one roof drive demand for neurology centers for epilepsy diagnosis and treatment.

  • Home Care Settings

The home care settings segment is expected to account significant growth rate in the forecast period due to the increasing innovations in wearable technologies for epilepsy monitoring and increasing demand for monitoring seizures at home.

  • Others

Ambulatory surgery centers, rehab centers, and nursing homes are some of the other end users where epilepsy devices are used.

Global Epilepsy Device Market Share (%), by Region, 2020
Global Epilepsy Device Market Share by Region 2020
Source: MRFR Analysis

Regional Analysis

The global epilepsy device market, based on region, has been divided into Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Middle East and Africa.


Developed healthcare infrastructure, favorable government policies, the presence of headquarters of major key companies in the region such as Boston Scientific Corporation and Empatica, Inc., and rising epilepsy cases are driving the market in the region. According to Healthline Media (US), in May 2019, one in 26 people in the US are diagnosed with epilepsy once in their lifetime, and 1.2% of the US population have active epilepsy, accounting for around 3.4 million people. After migraine, stroke, and Alzheimer's disease, epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological disorder in the US.

Furthermore, the key players in the region are spending extensively in R&D to develop new products and are getting new product approvals. For instance, in February 2021, BioSerenity, Inc. (France) got the FDA approval for the Neuronaute EEG System and IceCap EEG wearable device, which can monitor epilepsy patients remotely.


Europe accounted for a sizable portion of the global epilepsy device market. The European epilepsy devices market is expected to grow during the forecast period owing to reimbursement availability, growing geriatric population, and technological advancements in therapeutic devices. According to Eurostat, in July 2020, the population of older people (aged 65 yrs. plus) is expected to increase from 90.5 million in 2019 to 129.8 million by 2050 within the EU-27. There is a higher risk of epilepsy for older people, and hence the growing geriatric population is a driving factor for the epilepsy devices market.


Asia Pacific is the fastest-growing regional market for epilepsy devices market as it is developing rapidly and has witnessed the emergence of many new players. Moreover, high prevalence of epilepsy in the region is boosting the market growth. According to WHO, in June 2019, nearly 80% of people who have epilepsy live in low and middle-income countries. Another report published in April 2020 by Lady Hardinge Medical College, India, stated that around 50 million individuals have epilepsy globally; one-sixth of them reside in India, accounting for around 10-12 million people.

Middle East and Africa:

The epilepsy devices market in the Middle East and Africa is expected to witness restricted growth due to a lack of public awareness and limited affordability among the population. However, the market growth in the Middle East & Africa region is attributed to increasing public health awareness and government initiatives to introduce advanced technologies into the region. There is also a high prevalence of epilepsy in the region, which is not properly addressed. According to a report by the University of Washington, US, epilepsy is the second most common neurological disorder after stroke In the South-African region.

Competitive Landscape

The key players operating in the global epilepsy device include LivaNova Plc (UK), Medtronic Plc (Ireland), Medpage Ltd (UK), Koninklijke Philips NV (Netherlands), Compumedics Limited (Australia), Natus Medical Incorporated (US), Nihon Kohden Corporation (Japan), MC10 (US), Empatica Inc (US), NeuroPace Inc (US), Boston Scientific Corporation (US). To expand their reach and optimize their operational costs, the major players have adopted the strategy of obtaining regulatory authorizations from government agencies for their products, as well as collaborative partnerships and new product launches to gain a substantial market share. For instance, Medtronic plc received FDA approval for Vanta, a high-performance recharge-free implantable neurostimulator.

List of Key Companies Covered in this report:

  • LivaNova Plc (UK)

  • Medtronic Plc (Ireland),

  • Medpage Ltd (UK),

  • Koninklijke Philips NV (Netherlands)

  • Compumedics Limited (Australia)

  • Natus Medical Incorporated (US)

  • Nihon Kohden Corporation (Japan)

  • MC10 (US), Empatica Inc (US)

  • NeuroPace Inc (US)

  • Boston Scientific Corporation (US)

Recent Developments

  • In June 2021, Medtronic plc received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for Vanta, a high-performance recharge-free implantable neurostimulator.

  • In March 2020, NeuroPace RNS System Received FDA Approval for MRI Labeling, Allowing Thousands More Patients to Benefit from Personalized, Data-Driven Epilepsy Treatment.

  • In February 2019, Philips collaborated with Researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology, Kempenhaeghe and Ghent University in Belgium for working on a method to stimulate the brain using electrodes that are placed on the head rather than inside it. Their goal is to customize treatment for patients with severe epilepsy.

Report Overview:

The study covers the existing short-term and long-term market effects, helping decision-makers draft short-term and long-term plans for businesses by region. The report covers major regions in Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Middle East and Africa. The report analyzes market drivers, restraints, opportunities, challenges, Porter's Five Forces, Value Chain, and impact of COVID-19 on the market.

Scope of the Report & Segmentation

Global Epilepsy Device Market, by Product Type

  • Conventional Devices

  • Wearable Devices

    • Watches

    • Bracelets

    • Mattres Devices

    • Anti-Sufocation Pillows

    • Others

  • Implantable Devices

  • Diet

    • Ketogenic Diet

    • Others

Global Epilepsy Device Market, by Technology

  • Vagus Nerve Stimulation

  • Deep Brain Stimulation

    • Movement Disorders

    • Epilepsy

  • Accelerometery

  • Responsive Neurostimulation

Global Epilepsy Device Market, by Seizure Detection and Prediction Devices

  • Electroencephalogram

  • Intracranial EEG

  • Surface Electromyography

  • Electrocardiography

  • Video Detection Systems

  • Electrodermal Activity

  • Implanted Advisory Systems

  • Others

Global Epilepsy Device Market, by End User

  • Hospitals and Clinics

  • Neurology Centers

  • Home Care Settings

  • Others

Global Epilepsy Device Market, by Region

  • Americas

    • North America

    • Latin America

  • Europe

    • Western Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Western Europe

  • Eastern Europe

    • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • Middle East and Africa

    • Middle East

    • Africa

Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   2027: USD 2,648.73 Million
  CAGR   9.02%
  Base Year   2020
  Forecast Period   2021-2027
  Historical Data   2018 & 2019
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Product Type, Technology, Seizure Detection and Prediction Devices End User, and Region
  Geographies Covered   Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Middle East and Africa
  Key Vendors   • LivaNova PLC (UK), • Medtronic (Ireland) • Medpage Ltd (England) • Koninklijke Philips N.V. (Netherlands) • Compumedics Limited (Australia) • Natus Medical Incorporated (US) • Nihon Kohden Corporation (Japan) • MC10 (US) • Empatica Inc (US) • NeuroPace, Inc (US) • Boston Scientific Corporation (US)
  Key Market Opportunities   • Emerging markets for epilepsy devices
  Key Market Drivers   • Growing prevalence of epilepsy amongst geriatric population • Increasing cases of brain injuries due to road accidents

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